BBC chairman: Savile scandal is a 'great tsunami of filth'

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten has said a "great tsunami of filth" broke over the corporation's Director-General, George Entwistle as he tried to deal with the Jimmy Savile scandal just eleven days into his new job.

He told Radio 4's World at One programme that the BBC's main concern "is to get to the bottom of what happened".

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BBC Savile review by November

The Pollard Review into Newsnight's dropping of their Jimmy Savile investigation aims to report back in the second half of November.